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Concerns Surround Transition to E-Records

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

February 13, 2012

CTV reports on the computerization of Montreal's three million medical records this spring and its accompanying privacy implications. One physician says timely access to comprehensive patient information is the key to efficient healthcare, while another proponent of the transition notes the amount of sensitive information that will exist online. The health ministry said there are safeguards, including restricted access, automatic lock-outs and an electronic fingerprint left by anyone who accesses the records.
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